A Whitbread Award-winning novelist tells a chilling dystopian tale about a heroic girl prepared to risk everything in the pursuit of justice.
In the not-too-distant future, the world is safe from terrorists, the streets are clean, and girls labeled "juvies" or "mindcrips" have been hidden away behind the smartly painted exterior of the City Community Faith School. Their bir
Fearless is what happens when an adult author tries to write a kid's book, but doesn't really know how. All language gets dumbed down, every little detail gets spelled out, exposition grows like mold. It's like Lott hasn't even...more
It's recommended by JACQUELINE WILSON and is a smooth, easy read with an engaging p...more
The story follows a brave child nicknamed Little Fearless, who has been banished to an institute to become a proper Cityzen. The opening chapter is beautifully written, proving to be...more
Little fearless is the main charact...more
I'm unclear as to why Lott wanted to make this story about children when he clearly never talks to kids. In the narrative sections Lott's writing seems competent, but the dialogue and ideas of the children were utterly unnatural and unbelievable. The little girls spoke like lobbyists declaiming their positions, ve...more
Yeah- not so much.
Dialogue. HORRIBLE. Characters? Totally 2-dimensional. Maybe he wanted to keep them simple because this society was breaking them down so they didn't resist the rule. But if that was the case, why did Little Fearless just suck? She didn't say anything new. She had the same conversation over and over.
also the bit about hidi...more
I’m not usually into doing book reviews, but I just had to for this book. It is one of the most touching and meaningful books I have ever read.
I started reading this not knowing what to expect from it. After about three pages, I could not put it down. I am moving very soon, and I was in the garage in my back yard, and i start putting these books from an old bookshelf into a box, and there I come across Fearless. I read the back of the book, and I’m like ‘what?’
Being the curious girl...more
Or I could write a shitty young adult novel.
I think I will write a shitty young adult novel! So much easier! Kids don't care about quality, right? They wouldn't know stilted, ob...more
First of all, it's narrated in 3rd person, in a sort of modern fairytale style. It's quite formulaic (Little Fearless escapes, finds someone who does not believe her, then gets back).
Secondly, the main characters are children of unspecified age, but we are talking about school age so I imagined them to be somewhat between 10 and 16.
Thirdly, which I'm sure...more
This was my workout book – I propped it open on the elliptical machine and read it while I worked out every morning. And every day, I looked forward to working out just because I wanted to find out what happened next.
The setting was one very chilling dystopian world, where the government took away free...more
It's about a group of young-ish girls who have been taken away from their families and put in one large "school" where they are treated like slaves. One girl, known as 'Little Fearless' escapes multiple times to try and spread the word to the girls' families and other inhabitants of the city so they will start an upri...more
-There isn't always one "right" side and one "wrong" side in a war
-One voice can influence a whole community
-If you get people to watch enough TV they become desensitized to suffering around them
-Leaders are as good/corrupt as the people who vote for them
And lastly, since both sides were wrong in the war, the author seemed to c...more
Set in the future when everyone cares more about themselves and physical possessions than anything else.
There is a prison-like school for girls where they live.
One girl called Little Fearless (all the girls have been told to forget their names and therefore create their own based on their characteristics) wants to escape and re-unite the girls with their families.
The world outside is blind to their terrible conditions.
The twist in the ending made me cry a tiny bit and made me...more
It's set in a completely different society, but it's so true about the real world in many ways. This book has the basic moral that if you don't stand up and do something about what's wrong then nothing will nothing change. And s...more
The plot was not the most gripping i have ever read but
something about the main charector, Little Fearless, dragged
me into her story.
Little Fearless is a member of the 'institute' a 'school' for
disobidient children or children of murderer and terrorists. The
story follows little fearless as she tries to escape and reach
contact to the outsiders, who think the 'institute' is a school
of peace and safety.
My thoughts: (INCLUDES SPOILERS...more
|What's The Name o...: Story about a girl who is forgotten by everyone and dies. [s]||14||133||Jun 19, 2013 10:23PM|
|What's The Name o...: YA: girls school where the girls have no names, just numbers as identity. [s]||5||53||May 01, 2013 09:49AM|
|What's The Name o...: All girls school (or such a place) where they cannot leave. Main character escapes in with the washing. Published around 2007-2008 I should think. [s]||2||74||Jun 26, 2012 04:05AM|